[Rd] row.names in data.frame with row.names NULL

Yetta Jager jagerhi at ornl.gov
Thu Jan 22 23:02:06 CET 2009

In response to the Aug 20 posting by Vadim, I had the same issue with 
all kinds of complaints about row.names when it was not given in the 
read.table command; when it was set to NULL (data were actually 
shifted to the wrong names). I believe the problem was no comma (or 
specified delimiter) at the end of the first row with the names in 
it. Don't know why, but in comparing two programs, one working one 
not, this is the only difference.  Would be nice if it were more 


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